Johannes Vermeer, View of Delft , 1660-1661 Oil on Canvas. 96.5 cm × 115.7 cm

Johannes Vermeer, View of Delft, 1660-1661

Oil on Canvas. 96.5 cm × 115.7 cm

DEAN KISSICK is in search of lost rays of the sun, in paintings. There is a certain kind of light, and it still seems to show on Proust, Vermeer, and kitties?

 Canova, Maddalena penitente , 1796 Marble and gold plated bronze, 95 x 70 x 77 cm © Musei di Strada Nuova, Genova – Palazoo Tursi

Canova, Maddalena penitente, 1796, Marble and gold plated bronze, 95 x 70 x 77 cm; © Musei di Strada Nuova, Genova

By Alison M. Gingeras and Jamieson Webster

How painterly is your video work?

 Still from The Poseidon Adventure , 1972, 20th Century Fox, dir. Ronald Neame

Still from The Poseidon Adventure, 1972, 20th Century Fox, dir. Ronald Neame

Spike’s Senior Editor COLIN LANG’s weekly column “FALLING OUT”is hitting the rocks. Shipwrecks are on the dockett, and we don’t mean the Titanic film. 

 Anton Lehmden, Vogelflug , 2001, watercolor on paper, 30 × 42.6 cm

Anton Lehmden, Vogelflug, 2001, watercolor on paper, 30 × 42.6 cm

Spike’s Senior Editor COLIN LANG’s weekly column “FALLING OUT” is all about birds. Really. 

Stay home, stay away, but stay online, for goodness sake. Digital communication has become more of a force than ever in the art world, without the usual galas, openings, and related events. JEPPE UGELVIG dishes the digital dirt. 

Spike’s Senior Editor COLIN LANG’s weekly column “FALLING OUT” takes a look back at a primal scene of his, which involved underground zine culture. Read to the end to find out about a new project at Spike and why you’re reading this to begin with. 

 Young reader following the air raids in 1940, London

Young reader following the air raids in 1940, London

Spike’s Senior Editor COLIN LANG's weekly column "FALLING OUT" is falling in, on itself, like a collapsed library. From new bathroom rituals to keeping distance, it's a burning mess! 

What is the relationship between art and real estate in New York?

 Corn Nails , 2019 Acrylic on linen on panel, 76 x 66 cm  All images: Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen 

Corn Nails, 2019, Acrylic on linen on panel, 76 x 66 cm 

Courtesy of the artist and GNYP Gallery, Berlin.

The New York-based painter culls Instagram and the internet for her images, with a particular fondness for nail art and food porn. The artist anticipates that her works will be reabsorbed by the social media platforms from which they were taken. Tenzing Barshee and Camila McHugh spoke to Gina Beavers about trying too hard, making your own memes, and the realness of the world.

 Gelatin, The B-Thing , 2000 World Trade Center I. Photo: © Gelitin 

Gelatin, The B-Thing, 2000 World Trade Center I; All images: © Gelitin 

There’s so much mystery surrounding Austrian collective Gelatin’s The B-Thing that some believe it never really took place. This barely plausible architectural intervention on the ninety-first floor of the World Trade Center in 2000 was shown – once and once only – to a lucky handful of invited guests. Among them was artist Maria Hassabi, who witnessed the events on a Sunday morning in Lower Manhattan. By Maria Hassabi